Dentistry and oral healthcare play a critical role in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cleft lip and/or palate, craniofacial syndromes and anomalies, and congenital and acquired defects of the head and neck. In an effort to provide unified care for these patients and their families, the Cleft and Craniofacial Team at St. Mary’s Hospital was recently formed in Richmond, Virginia. Serving greater Richmond, the State of Virginia and the Eastern United States, our team utilizes the most comprehensive and current technologies coupled with unequaled care, compassion and skill. This unique private practice team combines the talents of plastic surgery, ENT, neurosurgery, dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, speech pathology and social work to provide comprehensive treatment unparalleled in the community. This select group serves as a model for other teams throughout the country.